21 August 2016

#LFBESTOFBRITISH BEAUTY BOX REVIEW ❤


Hello my lovelies

Hope you're all keeping well? I'm probably not the only one who is thinking why are we having gale force winds and heavy rain in August?! On a brighter note though it does give my blogging mojo a good boost. I love nothing more than snapping a few pics, making a cup of soothing herbal tea and rambling about my favourite beauty products, whilst its wet and windy outside. I am just about getting over the fact that I actually shot the images for this post and realised I had left one out (oops) I'm definitely suffering after having such a bad night sleep last night. Today's post is going to be about the #LFBestOfBritish Beauty Box, which I added to my online cart just before purchasing some Jurlique goodies from Look Fantastic. It was a surprise box, so I had no idea about the contents and I didn't look them up either. For just £15 I am seriously over the moon, the products are incredible and I think it's one of my favourite and most useful beauty boxes to date, plus its great to support British brands too! So before I begin to ramble lets get into what products I received in my #LFBestOfBritish Box...
It was nice to see a familiar face within the #LFBestOfBritish Box, as I actually had a Bloom and Blossom body wash sample from a Birchbox before that I really liked. The Rejuvenating Facial Spritz has a total of 11 all natural ingredients including Gotu Cola Leaf Extracts, which is known for reducing dark circles, lines and generally transforming your skin from lacklustre to lustrous.
Next up in the box was the Percy & Reed Wonder Balm, which I was excited to see as I have heard some good things about this product, plus being a double award winner! It is designed to act as a base for styling products, as well as taming wild and frizzy locks. My hair is pretty thick and can sometimes get a little coarse, so I'm hoping that Wonder Balm will be a welcome addition to my haircare routine.
I love a bit of Balance Me! However, their products have fizzled out of my routine over the past 18 months, so I'm excited to try this serum. Formulated with antibacterial May Chang, Lavender and Eucalyptus this Congested Skin Serum is the perfect way to banish signs of irritation without any harsh chemicals, plus it smells ahhmazing!!
My lips are in a pretty bad state at the moment condition wise, so the BEE Good lip balm was a very welcomed addition to the box! For some reason I just seem to loose Lip Balms and half of my favourite ones have gone on the run. The Vanilla & Honey BEE Good Balm is formulated with hydrating Borage Oil and super nourishing British Beeswax to make sure your lips are beautifully hydrated, dewy and radiant.
I do love a good face mist and the REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist was another nice addition to the #LFBestOfBeauty Box. However, I kind of wished there was only one mist, but hey I'm certainly not going to complain, as I love a goodf ace mist! Described as an ultra-fine protective spritz, this blend of zinc and manganese amino acids, quercetin ward off free radicals and help anyone living a fast lifestyle to maintain a youthful, dewy look.
Last but not least we have the Renu Lip And Eye Active Lift which uses wild yam extract to promote collagen production, as well as soya extract and amino acid to help firm and plump up deeper lying lines. The full size version is a whopping £52, so I'm looking forward to seeing how I get along with this product.

Overall, I'm so impressed with my LFBestofBritish Beauty Box that I'm actually going to sign up to a subscription. It was such a lovely treat to come home to after a long and very busy day at the marketing office. The best thing about this box is how useful everything is and of course this box is supporting British brands, which I love! It was also a bargain at £15 as there is well over £50 worth of product in the box. The price does decrease when you sign up to the subscription aslo! I hope you have enjoyed this review and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Have a good week lovelies

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14 August 2016

Skincare Secrets | Favourite Cleansers ❤

Hello my lovelies!
Long time no blog! I know I've been away for a little while, but in all honesty I have really needed it. I've had to adapt to quite a few new situations recently, and it's left me with a little bit of the dreaded bloggers block. However, I'm definitely starting to feel the buzz again and this weekend I've been busy sorting through my new purchases to see what reviews and beauty rambles I can bring to my blog over the coming weeks. I know quite a few bloggers have been feeling a little meh lately about blogging, which I do think is down to the way that blogging is growing and heading in so many new directions. However, I'm trying my best not to get caught up in that overwhelming feeling of not being good enough anymore, and just taking back to basics! I've decided to do a little blog series called #SkincareSecrets where I share all my favourite Cleansers, toners... you name it! Today, I'm starting off with a few of my current favourite cleansers. Hope you enjoy!

First up we have what I always refer to as a "spa in a jar". I've never used a product that has been able to transport me into a state of luxurious bliss like this. It's not just a pretty face either! It has some seriously impressive ingredients including Elderberry, Starflower, Padina Pavonica and luxurious Rose and Mimosa waxes to intensely cleanse and nourish the skin. I tend to use this about two/three times a week, especially when I'm in need of a luxury treat. 

After almost finishing up my third Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, I decided to add a newbie to my collection! The Clinique Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm is a completely faff free cleanser that takes off make-up amazingly well. It's fragrance free and very gentle, which in a way made me miss the aromatherapy benefits of EH, but actually there's nothing not to love about this Clinique alternative. It has all the luxury traits of a good cleansing balm, just minus the essential oils and strong scent.
This is definitely getting there in terms of HG status! Why did I wait so long to add this to my collection?! A potent blend of Pumpkin Enzyme, Vitamin A, C, E, Starflower Oil and Oskia's signature MSM formulation make this a complete powerhouse. The best thing about this cleanser is that it's gentle enough to use twice a day, but effective enough to notice a difference after just a week. My skin has definitely become much brighter and smoother since using this cleanser regularly, I can see why this is a blogger favourite!

Since upping my fitness regime, I've definitely found a use for my Michael Todd Charcoal Cleanser, which has recently been feeling a little sorry for itself in my bathroom. I love to use this after a sweaty session at the gym, as it acts as a magnet to gently draw out  any unwanted impurities. It has a thick gel texture, which lathers really nicely without leaving your skin feeling stripped or dry. 

Last but definitely not least I have to mention my beloved Garnier Micellar Water. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with this product and it's still my favourite way to remove make-up and dirt super quickly if I'm a little short for time. 

Who else loves a good cleanser? I'm totally obsessed with them at the moment, especially the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. I would love to hear from you in the comments section below, I've missed chatting to you lovelies! 

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